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Professor Abrams Blogs About Sports For Children With Disabilities

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written more than 200 blog columns on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. He frequently discusses equal opportunity for youth athletes regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, family financial circumstances, religion, or disability. Links to his prior columns appear on pages 19-38 of his CV. Prof. Abrams’ latest column is “The U.S.…

MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Benefits From Professor Abrams’ Endowment

With royalties from his two casebooks, Professor Doug Abrams created the Happiness For Health program at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Happiness For Health is a permanent endowment that provides toys, stuffed animals, games, and parties for sick and injured children at the hospital. In the near future, Happiness for Health will upgrade the Pediatric Specialty Clinic to make…

Three Law Faculty Serve on Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission

Three University of Missouri Law professors serve on the Supreme Court of Missouri Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness – Professor Emeritus Michael A. Middleton, Professor Doug Abrams, and Professor Chuck Henson. Created in October 2015, the commission’s work focuses on six areas – the judicial system generally, the civil justice system, the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system,…

Professor Abrams: How an Historian’s Writing Influenced JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Professor Doug Abrams writes an article about legal writing in each issue of the Journal of The Missouri Bar. His latest article recounts how President John F. Kennedy was profoundly influenced during the Cuban Missile Crisis by The Guns of August, historian Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic and gracefully written account of how European powers stumbled into World War I through miscalculations.…

Professor Abrams: Enabling Youths with Disabilities to Play Sports

Professor Doug Abrams writes a regular column on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading sports blogs. The columns concern safety, legal, and ethical issues in youth sports. Professor Abrams’ latest column urges teams and leagues to increase playing opportunities for children with disabilities. “Sports done right enables children with disabilities to learn, enjoy healthy lifestyles, hone their social skills, and…

Professor Abrams: Youth Football is Not Child Abuse

Forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu’s diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has triggered closer study of head injuries in football. Dr. Omalu, the subject of the movie Concussion, now says that no youth under 18 should play the sport. “Letting kids play football,” he says, “Is the definition of child abuse…. Someday there will be a district attorney who will prosecute…

Professor Abrams’ Endowment Buys Therapy Dog For MU Children’s Hospital

With royalties from his Children and the Law and Family Law casebooks, Professor Doug Abrams created the Happiness For Health program at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2001. Happiness For Health is a permanent endowment that provides toys, stuffed animals and games for sick and injured children at the Hospital, as well as parties for children who are…

Professor Abrams Publishes Casebook’s Sixth Edition

Professor Doug Abrams and his co-authors have published the sixth edition of their popular casebook, Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The book continues its interdisciplinary emphasis, practical approach, and in-depth coverage of lawyering, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, status offenses and delinquency. Chapters on children’s rights and obligations, regulatory legislation, financial relationships and medical decision-making…